Gun Free Zone Fail: Venezuela. (Graphic Content)

So what is the result of a true Gun Free Zone country? What if legal access to firearms is so controlled by the government that it is almost impossible to buy even a single shot shotgun? What if there is no easy access to ammunition either and you were restricted to only 50 rounds a year (no hollow points or expansive ammo allowed? What if reloading your own ammunition is against the law?  According to Brady and Co. it would be paradise on Earth, Peace in Our Times, People on the streets holding hands and singing Kumbaya My Lord. No more homicides, armed robberies, no gunshot wounds, all peachy.

But reality rears its ugly face and shreds the myth of Gun Free peace and harmony.

The caption of the picture reads: The Dead without dignity. The Bello Monte morgue (in Caracas) has received 2,177 murder victim’s bodies during the first six months of this year which comes to 362 per month, 12 a day and 1 every 2 hours. The bodies pile up in total abandonment as this image from last December. During the weekends where violence increases, there is only one Medical Examiner on duty.

And this is just the capital city of Caracas. During 2009, there were 16,047 murders in the whole country of 27 million people, a monumental failure in terms of keeping the citizens safe and nobody is doing a damned thing. A Socialist Government that has failed to fulfill the promises to the people might not be interested in either fighting crime and much less give its subjects the power to defend themselves.

There is an unofficial state of emergency in the country where people are literally afraid to walk the streets.  About 95% of all homicides go unresolved since the police, stripped of its good officers and substituted by politically-reliable yes-men are overwhelmed and/or participating themselves in criminal activities. And we are talking about a police force that made New Orleans PD look like Scotland Yard and the Templar Nights wrapped in one.

The Socialist Government is not interested in attacking the crime issue, why should they? Officials have bodyguards and are driven in armored vehicles everywhere they go, their neighborhoods are heavily patrolled by security forces and if the common folk are scared shitless of dying in the street or their homes, they have no time to be “conspiring” against the Revolution. It is much cheaper than having to develop a homegrown KGB and keep tabs on everybody.

Gun Control is not about controlling guns but controlling people. Alive and Scared or just plain Dead but they get controlled.

PS: Charges were brought against the newspaper for publishing this picture. Government officials complain that they violate current laws protecting children against abuse. Remember, let’s do it for the Children!

How can you mend a broken heart… apparently with Tylenol

Answering a question that the BeeGees posed many years ago, it seems that Tylenol might be the solution.

On the good side, we should see a reduction in chick flicks, romantic paperbacks with Fabio-look-alikes in the cover and women complaining that we are insensitive plus reduction in the price of beer, spirits and chocolate since the supply will far exceed the demand.

On the bad side…… I’ll have to get back to you on that one.

Equipment check please.

I check my sidearm every time I am not in direct control of it. 99.9% of the time I am not “in control” it means it is in a secured location such a safe or lock box. Even then, every time I take possession back, I perform a press check to see if the gun is loaded and a round is chambered. We all have heard the standard comment after negligent discharges “I thought it was unloaded!” but sometimes the opposite happens and can be as dangerous as the first one. We get this story from TheNewsTribune.com

Lopez, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his pistol to use in self-defense, but there were no bullets in it. After Reyes allegedly shot at Lopez several times, Lopez loaded his gun and fired back, hitting Reyes twice.

The intended victim was lucky that the bad guy did not connect and he was able to do so. But why ride on luck when preparedness is so much nicer? Make sure your firearm is loaded, otherwise is just a very heavy belt accessory.

Why I hate the NRA (Not really but let’s jump in the bandwagon for a spell)

Here we go again with the NRA bashing. Somebody said that somebody in Texas said that the NRA is going to back some representative that they don’t like or belongs to a party or another that does not like and the blogosphere once again is filled with NRA-Sucks posts even though the NRA has not issued yet a single report/support for anybody for the upcoming November elections. But let’s not get the facts get in the way of a well traveled post that can generate thousands of hits, shall we?

Since facts are out of the way, allow me to explain my reasons why I won’t support the NRA anymore:

  1. Somebody told me that the postman that delivers the mail to NRA HQ is a junkie for Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream, notorious anti gunners. How can the NRA allow somebody like that into their office space is unforgivable.
  2. My hairdresser posted in her Facebook Page that the NRA endorsed Che Guevara as Governor of Puerto Rico. Since my hairdresser is puerto rican, it must be true.
  3. The NRA failed to stop the appointment of the City of Davie’s new Dog Catcher. He’s been to know be anti gun and comment about the need for sensible gun control.
  4. The NRA also failed to stop the Obama Administration from passing the Health Care Reform, bailing out the Car Companies and stop Global Warming. You know the NRA is in cahoots with the White House!
  5. The NRA is doing a damn thing about lowering the price of ammunition. I am sure they are getting money on the side from the ammo manufacturers against us poor shooters.
  6. I emailed the NRA last month demanding they pass Open Carry in the State of Florida within 30 days. Not only they haven’t done it, but they haven’t even bothered to answer my email.
  7. The NRA should focus more on Second Amendment issues and less on hunting.
  8. The NRA should focus more on hunting and less on Second Amendment Issues.
  9. I feel that my $35 a year NRA membership should include free guns, free range time and a date with Angelina Jolie.  I think they are wasting my money.
  10. I won’t support the NRA because it is the latest meme/trend/ Net fashion thing to do. Common sense has nothing to do. The truth even less.

There… I can breathe now knowing that i have satisfied the thoughtless masses. I shall now return to the logical areas of my brain.

PS: If you think I wrote stuff over the top and hard to believe,I actually saw a demand on a private forum of somebody who this morning posted another bashing to the NRA and calling for an immediate boycott of Ruger Firearms because of long time deceased Bill Ruger ‘s letter supporting the Clinton AWB and High Capacity Magazine Ban.  Shit you not.  Reason had left the building.